Quinoa with Lemon, Greens and Spring Herbs
The Passover seder can seem challenging for plant-based souls. One possible answer is quinoa. Though most consider it a grain, quinoa is actually kin to spinach, with which it pairs beautifully. Best of all, most rabbis have deemed it suitable for Seders.
Quinoa pasta, flour and flakes don't make the cut, so go for pure, unadulterated quinoa.
Some rabbis have a stricter interpretation of Jewish dietary law than others, so to answer the quinoa question once and for all, check with your own. For more quinoa cookery ideas, check out "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood" by sisters Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming (Whitecap, $29.99). Not all recipes are meatless, not all are appropriate for Passover, but they all start with quinoa.